February 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan
The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.
After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders. Her “Editor Picks” for February 2018 include:
- A review of the experimental evidence on the toxicokinetics of carbon monoxide: the potential role of pathophysiology among susceptible groups
“Following three fatalities attributed to CO in a long-term care facility (LTCF), we queried whether pathologies other than CVD could alter CO-COHb relationships. Our primary objective was to inform susceptibility-specific modeling that accounts for physiological deficits that may alter CO-COHb relationships, ultimately to better inform CO management in LTCFs.”
- Naturally occurring asbestos in an outdoor setting
"What are the potential public health risks from exposure to naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) in these outdoor settings? What methods are available for sampling airborne NOA in outdoor settings?
- Risks and Impacts to First Nations health and the Mount Polley mine tailings dam failure
“This work documents the unidentified and unfulfilled need to ameliorate the extent of emotional trauma prompted by…”
- Food issues: Notes from the field – Nitro cold brew coffee food safety risks
“Cold-brew coffee has more risk than hot-brew coffee due to several process factors…”